Ah, you are right. I was thinking this was a re-release of the 2017 but it looks like a completely different wine.David Chow wrote: ↑November 29th, 2020, 12:22 pmGlad you like The Ringer too. It was easily one of my favorite purchases of the year.David Crow wrote: ↑November 29th, 2020, 12:11 pmBased on the description I’m 99% sure Radio Silence is from Realm grapes (see way upthread for the reasoning). I tried a bottle a few weeks ago and it was excellent.David Chow wrote: ↑November 29th, 2020, 10:38 am Radio Silence 2018 just showed up on WA. Picked up 1/2 case; would have picked up more but already got too many The Ringer and Commission. Any care to guess the source? Is it Screaming Eagle?
https://www.wineaccess.com/catalog/2018 ... cfbdd3587/
On a related note, I had a bottle of The Ringer last night and it was fantastic. Easily tasted like a $75-$100 wine.
The Radio Silence you tried, are you sure it was the 2018? Or was it the 2017? What they are selling now is the 2018.
They don’t give many clues in the description but my guess is either Harlan or Dalla Valle. There aren’t many wines from Oakville that go for $500-1,500 at retail but Harlan and Maya probably qualify. The reason if say it’s not Screaming Eagle is because they say it’s a hillside vineyard (Screagle isn’t really hillside) and they say they’ve had many of the same team since inception, whereas Screaming Eagle has changed ownership, not to mention winemakers several times. Harlan and Dalla Valle have been much more consistent.
I’m curious what others think though. I picked up a six pack as I’ve been really impressed with all these Wine Access private labels so far and I just couldn’t help myself. With discounts I got it down to $30 / bottle.